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Re: 2020 MLB Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2020, 09:55:34 AM »

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Re: 2020 MLB Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2020, 10:25:42 AM »
I take it the MLB players are pretty much permitted to go where they plase and do as they wish outside of game time? Hence the Canadian govt not wanting games in Toronto?

I was surprised to see players with face coverings over the weekend. Something I haven't seen in other sports as they're in the "bubbles" or whatever.

Though I did also wonder why some were bothering - more often that not it was covering only the mouth not the nose or half hanging off altogether.
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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2020, 10:30:14 AM »
I was surprised to see players with face coverings over the weekend. Something I haven't seen in other sports as they're in the "bubbles" or whatever.

Though I did also wonder why some were bothering - more often that not it was covering only the mouth not the nose or half hanging off altogether.

The skeptic in me figures that's more of a performative gesture than anything else.

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Re: 2020 MLB Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2020, 10:35:45 AM »
Indeed I felt the same. 

Actually done properly it might not be a bad way of convincing some sceptics to wear masks and normalise it a little. But doing it half assed probably plays in to the people who don't want to wear one....
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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2020, 10:40:27 AM »
It's so shocking that a team in Florida could possibly get a covid outbreak playing in a league with garbage strategy for limiting exposures.

Apparently the Marlins were clean, but recently came into contact with the Atlanta team who had some players also test positive.
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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2020, 10:46:49 AM »
The Marlins are still in Philly.
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2020, 10:47:55 AM »
The Marlins are still in Philly.

This feels like the day the NBA cancelled their season but you know MLB ain't doing that.

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« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2020, 11:04:21 AM »
Their plan was basically um let’s just do the normal stuff but with a mask in the dugout.
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« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2020, 11:13:07 AM »
Hope I can get a refund on my MLB TV
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« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2020, 11:36:15 AM »
What an absolutely shocking series of events, said no one.
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Re: 2020 MLB Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2020, 01:15:32 PM »
David Price, who opted out of this season (which costed him about $11.8mil), chimes in:


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Re: 2020 MLB Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2020, 02:44:22 PM »
This is actually madness. I thought there was some kind of “bubble” around squads. Not just a free for all with a pile of spare players waiting to get in when inevitable infections occur.



https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/miami-marlins-coronavirus-outbreak-phillies-mlb-season-20200727.html
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« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2020, 05:25:20 PM »
Players flying in and out of cities in a country where the virus is spiralling out of control and with no league-directive quarantine measures set in place nor required.  What could have gone wrong?

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« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2020, 05:36:44 PM »
Players flying in and out of cities in a country where the virus is spiralling out of control and with no league-directive quarantine measures set in place nor required.  What could have gone wrong?
And Doug Ford and John Tory were ok with this going to Toronto?

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« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2020, 12:57:35 PM »
Players flying in and out of cities in a country where the virus is spiralling out of control and with no league-directive quarantine measures set in place nor required.  What could have gone wrong?
And Doug Ford and John Tory were ok with this going to Toronto?
Glad the feds put the kibosh. Absolute nonsense.
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